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Algebra2go: Prealgebra Math

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: https://www.saddleback.edu/faculty/lperez/algebra2go/index.html

Website Example: https://www.saddleback.edu/faculty/lperez/algebra2go/index.html

Tech Product Equipment

Computer(s), Internet access, projector, speakers/headphones

Activity Description

This Web site is filled with tools to assist teachers as they set up their math course as well as students looking for individual help. The site includes class notes, video worksheets, video lectures (using different formats if you cannot access YouTube), homework sets, topic quizzes to assess if students are able to skip the topic, and much more.

Website screenshot

Preparation

  1. Preview the site. Read the information on the home page to familiarize yourself with the site. Then select a course/topic in the left side navigation menu. Then you will see the Class Notes, Video Worksheets, Video formats, Homework sets and Topic Quizzes that are available.
  2. Preview the video
  3. If you plan on group activities after the class watches the video, print the homework set for your topic choice.
  4. Print copies of answer keys (found at the end of some of the homework sets, also problem answers are available in the class notes).
  5. Have an answer key to the Homework set available if you want students to correct their own work.

How-To

  1. Introduce the math topic. You can use your textbook or the Class Notes from the Web site.
  2. Allow students to watch the video on the topic. Stop the video to allow students to work on problems.
  3. Lead a discussion on how to do each problem.
  4. Hand out the Homework Set. Have students work in groups. Go over any problems they have trouble with. Show the answer key.
  5. Demonstrate how to use the Topic Quizzes as an assessment tool to see if the students understand the topic and are prepared for a quiz that you will create, such as the one in the Example Document titled Fractions Quiz with answers (above).

Teacher Tips

  • Students enjoy the videos.
  • If students have trouble taking notes on the videos print a copy of the Video Worksheet, which includes the problems presented on the video.
  • Have groups work separately on Homework Sets. Have them assist in creating the answer key.
  • When the groups do not agree on the answers, do them together. This works well between classes as well. When one class differs on an answer write SmackDown! beside the correct answer so they see their work showcased.

More Ways

  • Explore other courses offered on the left side menu. Beginning Algebra is not yet finished (missing homework sets and topic quizzes), but there are wonderful Class Notes and Videos to aid in understanding Algebra.
  • Check Resources (scroll further down the left side menu). The study guides are well written and worth printing for student use.

Documents

Select subjects and subcategories

Math

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Consumer Math
  • Geometry
  • Integrated Math
  • Math Electives
  • Trigonometry
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.